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Hugh F. Crean, PhD
Affiliated Researcher

Biography 

Publications 

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Biography: Dr. Crean completed his PhD in community psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.  During his training, he served as the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Evaluation Research Fellow and as a Hogg Foundation Social Science Research Associate.  He has held appointments as a Research Associate (1994-2005) and as a Senior Researcher (2005-2011) with the Children’s Institute, a part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Social Science in Psychology at the University of Rochester (1994-2011), and as a Research Associate Professor with the University of Rochester School of Nursing (2002-present).  He joined the CoE in 2011 with a WOC appointment as part of the Meditation for PTSD Demonstration Project.  Dr. Crean provides statistical and evaluation research methods support to CoE investigators.

Research Interests: Dr. Crean brings statistical experience working in a number of local and national intervention and program evaluation studies.  His intervention research experience includes teen pregnancy interventions, low birthweight high risk infants and families, and elementary school children’s socioemotional health.  Aside from the statistical experiences possessed, he has worked on a number of community-based participatory research projects and blends a public health perspective to most projects.  He has received funding from NIH, CDCP, VA, Institute for Education Sciences, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Office of Adolescent Health, foundation, and local government sources.

Recent Publications:

 

Heffner, K. L., Crean, H. F., Caine, E. D., Franus, N., Moynihan, J. A., & Talbot, N.  (2014).  Meditation for PTSD Demonstration Project.  Report submitted to Mental Health Services, Department of Veteran Affairs.  Rochester, NY:  University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry.

Crean, H. F., & Johnson, D. B.  (2013).  Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) and elementary school aged children’s aggression:  Results from a cluster randomized trial.  American Journal of Community Psychology.  52(1-2),  56-72.  First published online April 27, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s10464-013-9576-4.

Crean, H. F.  (2012).  Youth activity involvement, neighborhood adult support, individual decision-making strengths, and early adolescent delinquent behaviors:  Testing a conceptual model.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 33(4), 175-188First published online June 15, 2012,  doi:10.1016/j.appdev.201204.003..

Social and Character Development Research Consortium (2010). Efficacy of Schoolwide Programs to Promote Social and Character Development and Reduce Problem Behavior in Elementary School Children (NCER 2011-2001). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Massetti, G. M., Crean, H. F., Johnson, D., DuBois, D., & Ji, P.  (2009).  Methodological considerations in evaluating school-based programs to promote social competence and reduce problem behavior.  Journal of Research in Character Education, 7(2), 103-117.

Metzger, A. P., Crean, H. F., & Forbes-Jones, E. L.  (2009).  Patterns of organized activity participation in urban, early adolescents:  Associations with academic achievement, problem behaviors, and perceived adult support.  Journal of Early Adolescence, 29(3). 426-442.  First published online December 2, 2008, doi:10.1177/0272431608322949.

Melnyk, B. M., Crean, H. F., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., & Fairbanks, E.  (2008).  Maternal anxiety and depression following a premature infant’s discharge from the NICU:  An integrative model of the COPE Program  Nursing Research, 57(6), 383-394.

Crean, H. F. (2008).  Conflict in the Latino parent-youth dyad:  The role of emotional support from the opposite parent.  Journal of Family Psychology, 22(3), 484-493..

Melnyk, B. M., Crean, H. F., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Fairbanks, E., & Alpert-Gillis, L.  (2007).  Testing the theoretical framework of the COPE program for mothers of critically ill children:  An integrative model of young children’s post-hospital adjustment behaviors.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 463-474.  First published online October 14, 2006, doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsl033.

Melnyk, B. M., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Alpert-Gillis, L., Fairbanks, E., Crean, H. F., Sinkin, R. A., Stone, P. W., Small, L., Tu, X., Gross, S. J.  (2006).  Reducing premature infants’ length of stay and improving parents’ mental health outcomes with the Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment neonatal intensive care unit program:  A randomized, controlled trial.  Pediatrics, 118, e1414-1427.

Smetana, J. G., Crean, H. F., & Campione-Barr, N. (2005). Adolescents' and parents' changing conceptions of parental authority. In J. Smetana (Ed.), Changing boundaries of parental authority during adolescence: New directions for child and adolescent development (pp. 31-46).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Crean, H. F.  (2004).  Social support, conflict, major life stressors, and adaptive coping strategies in Latino middle school students:  An integrative model.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 19, 657-676.

Melnyk, B. M., Alpert-Gillis, L., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Crean, H. F., Johnson, J., Fairbanks, E., Moldenhauer, Z., Small, L., Bender, N., Rubenstein, J., Slota, M., & Corbo-Richert, B.  (2004).  Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment:  Program effects on the mental health/coping outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers.  Pediatrics, 113, e597-607.

Smetana, J. G., Crean, H. F., & Daddis, C.  (2002).  Family processes and problem behaviors in middle-class African American adolescents.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 12, 275-304.

Crean, H. F.,  Hightower, A. D., & Allan, M.  (2001).  School-based day care for children of teen parents:  Evaluation of an urban program designed to keep young mothers in school.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 24, 267-275. 

Recent Presentations:

 

Seibold-Simpson, S. M., Jambon, M., Crean, H. F., & Kreipe, R. E. (2013, November).  Social disorder, social cohesion, and adolescent health behaviors.  Paper presentation presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Boyle, L., Noyes, K., Seplaki, C., Simning, A., Podgorski, C., Crean, H. F., Porsteinsson, A. P., & Conwell, Y.  (2012, March).  The prevalence and characteristics of executive dysfunction in older adults receiving aging services care management.  Poster presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Seibold-Simpson, S., Kreipe, R. H., Crean, H. F., & DeBruyn, H.  (2012, March).  Longitudinal teen pregnancy prevention research: Key features of successful community-academic partnerships.  Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Seibold-Simpson, S., Campbell, J., Kreipe, R. H., Crawl-King, C., Crean, H. F., & DeBruyn, H.  (2012, March).  Effective community-level, cross-sector partnerships in teen pregnancy prevention.  Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Office of Adolescent Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, Baltimorem Maryland.

Podgorski, C., Boyle, L., Woodhams, J., Crean, H. F., & Conwell, Y.  (2011, November).  Family dynamics and Alzheimer’s Association contact:  A pilot study of parents with new dementia diagnosis and their adult children.   Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Morrison-Beedy, D., Carey, M. P., Crean, H. F., & Jones, S.  (2010, April).  HIV-related risk among low-income adolescent girls:  Lifetime and recent experiences.  Poster presented at The Integration of Arts and Sciences Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.

Crean, H. F., Lee, S. H., & Forbes-Jones, E. L.  (2009, May). Fidelity of the PATHS prevention curriculum:  Are we at the school, classroom, and/or individual student level?   Poster presented at the 2009 Society for Prevention Research 17th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Melnyk, B. M., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Belyea, M., & Crean, H. F.  (2008, October). The efficacy of the COPE Program on one- and two-year cognitive outcomes of prematurely born children.  In B. M. Melnyk (Chair), Advancing the science and care of premature infants and parents.  Symposium conducted at the 2008 National State of the Science in Nursing Research, Washington, DC.

Crean, H. F., Melnyk, B. M., & Fischbeck-Feinstein, N.  (2008, October).  Internalizing and externalizing behavior problems of prematurely born children at 3 years of age:  An integrative model of the COPE Program.  In B. M. Melnyk (Chair), Advancing the science and care of premature infants and parents.  Symposium conducted at the 2008 National State of the Science in Nursing Research, Washington, DC.

Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Crean, H. F., & Melnyk, B. M.  (2008, October).  Maternal reports of parental conflict and resolution in the COPE randomized controlled trial.  In B. M. Melnyk (Chair), Advancing the science and care of premature infants and parents.  Symposium conducted at the 2008 National State of the Science in Nursing Research, Washington, DC.

Crean, H. F., Forbes-Jones, E., Masciale, J., & Johnson, D.  (2008, May).  PATHS to Children's Social and Character Development: Are students’ social information processes changing?  If so, for whom?  In T. M. Haegerich (Chair), School wide interventions to promote social and character development: Preliminary findings from the Social and Character Development Place-Based Randomized Trial.  Symposium conducted at the 2008 Society for Prevention Research 16th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Melnyk, B. M., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Fairbanks, E., Alpert-Gillis, L., & Crean, H. F., (2007, November).  Maternal anxiety and depression following a premature infant’s discharge from the NICU:  An integrative model of the COPE program.  In B. M. Melnyk (Chair), Improving outcomes of preterms and parents with the COPE Program: Explanatory effects, cost outcomes, and implementation strategies.  Symposium conducted at the 39th Biennial Convention of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Baltimore, Maryland.

Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., Melnyk, B. M., Crean, H. F., & Fairbanks, E.  (2007, November).  The COPE NICU Program for parents and preterm infants:  Direct healthcare NICU costs and savings.  In B. M. Melnyk (Chair), Improving outcomes of preterms and parents with the COPE Program: Explanatory effects, cost outcomes, and implementation strategies.  Symposium conducted at the 39th Biennial Convention of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Baltimore, Maryland .

Fairbanks, E., Melnyk, B. M., Fischbeck-Feinstein, N., & Crean, H. F.  (2007, November).  Translating the COPE Program into clinical practice: The challenges of research implementation.  In B. M. Melnyk (Chair), Improving outcomes of preterms and parents with the COPE Program: Explanatory effects, cost outcomes, and implementation strategies.  Symposium conducted at the 39th Biennial Convention of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Baltimore, Maryland.

Crean, H. F., Forbes-Jones, E. L.,& Metzger, A. P. (2007, June). PATHS to Children’s Social and Character Development: Preliminary Effects on Students’ Social Information Processing Abilities.  Poster presented at the 2007 Institute of Education Sciences Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Recent Grants:

 

Co-Investigator: Patient Priorities and Community Context: Navigation for Disadvantaged Women with Depression. Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Grant funded to the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Psychiatry (AD-12-4261) (2013-2016)

Co-Investigator: Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Grant funded to the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Psychiatry (R49CE002093) (2012-2017)

Co-investigator: Managing Sleep Symptoms and Modifying Mechanisms of Traumatic Stress. National Institute of Nursing Research - National Institutes of Health. Grant funded to the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Psychiatry (R01NR013909) (2012-2016)                                                                                                                                             

Principal Investigator: City of Rochester Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Evaluation. Evaluation Subcontract to Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Adolescent Health. Grant funded to the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services (TP1AH000046) (2010-2015)

       

 

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